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POL Government Elected Officials Commissioner Nick Fish
RACC grants expand community access to the arts - June 4, 2014

The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) has awarded over $25,000 in special grants to 10 local nonprofit organizations

 

The grants were possible thanks to local voters who approved the Arts Education and Access Fund in 2012.  The grants invest in nonprofits that serve diverse and underserved communities, including communities of color, immigrants, refugees, people with disabilities, and the LGTBQ community.

 

Nick is proud to serve as Council liaison to RACC, as it works to provide equal access to art for everyone in our community. One of the requirements of RACC-funded organizations is that all productions or programs must be available to the public – without discrimination – and take place in venues that are fully accessible for people with disabilities.   

 

The 10 grants awarded include cultural festivals, youth education, musical performances, and more!

For information about the grantees, visit RACC’s website.


Photo courtesy of RACC